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2012-09-30 08:01:04 PM  
No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.
 
2012-09-30 08:05:50 PM  
^ what she said.
 
2012-09-30 08:06:31 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.


Well, yeah, but last season Debs said that she didn't only love Dexter, she was in love with him. And Debs has a long history of picking the wrong man. And she doesn't know what Dexter knows, that they have the same father. Oh, and that catching him doing that thing he does.
 
2012-09-30 08:10:24 PM  
Showtime ads have been pushing that something goes on with the Angel character.
 
2012-09-30 08:11:58 PM  
Boy, that first episode of the final season will sure be awesome a year from now!
 
2012-09-30 08:18:48 PM  

CavalierEternal: Boy, that first episode of the final season will sure be awesome a year from now!


My hope for the last season is Dexter in prison, going full Rorschach.
 
2012-09-30 08:35:11 PM  

simplicimus: Bathia_Mapes: No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.

Well, yeah, but last season Debs said that she didn't only love Dexter, she was in love with him. And Debs has a long history of picking the wrong man. And she doesn't know what Dexter knows, that they have the same father. Oh, and that catching him doing that thing he does.


We'll see. In the books, which most of us know differ a great deal from the show after season 1, not only has Deb known about Dexter's proclivities, but she's asked him to take someone out for her at least once. The Deb in the books isn't quite as rigid when it comes to police department regulations as she is in the series.
 
2012-09-30 08:37:36 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: simplicimus: Bathia_Mapes: No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.

Well, yeah, but last season Debs said that she didn't only love Dexter, she was in love with him. And Debs has a long history of picking the wrong man. And she doesn't know what Dexter knows, that they have the same father. Oh, and that catching him doing that thing he does.

We'll see. In the books, which most of us know differ a great deal from the show after season 1, not only has Deb known about Dexter's proclivities, but she's asked him to take someone out for her at least once. The Deb in the books isn't quite as rigid when it comes to police department regulations as she is in the series.


Re:The books, LaGuerta gets offed halfway through book one.
 
2012-09-30 08:41:14 PM  
I hope Deb joins him in his killing spree.
 
2012-09-30 08:57:16 PM  

simplicimus: Re:The books, LaGuerta gets offed halfway through book one.


Yes, I'm aware of that. Season one only followed book one to a certain extent, but from season two onward "Dexter" (show) hasn't followed the books at all, especially when it comes to Rita, Astor & Cody. More importantly, Cody as a budding sociopath that Dexter is dealing with by teaching him Harry's laws. Cody also has his own Dark Passenger. Astor is somewhat sociopathic herself, but she's more passive and prefers to watch Cody act out by killing a dog, which she then helps him bury.

Oh, an Dexter's brother, Brian Moser is still very much alive in the books.
 
2012-09-30 09:02:31 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: simplicimus: Re:The books, LaGuerta gets offed halfway through book one.

Yes, I'm aware of that. Season one only followed book one to a certain extent, but from season two onward "Dexter" (show) hasn't followed the books at all, especially when it comes to Rita, Astor & Cody. More importantly, Cody as a budding sociopath that Dexter is dealing with by teaching him Harry's laws. Cody also has his own Dark Passenger. Astor is somewhat sociopathic herself, but she's more passive and prefers to watch Cody act out by killing a dog, which she then helps him bury.

Oh, an Dexter's brother, Brian Moser is still very much alive in the books.


Well, I think the show is much better than the books.
 
2012-09-30 09:15:55 PM  

simplicimus: Bathia_Mapes: simplicimus: Re:The books, LaGuerta gets offed halfway through book one.

Yes, I'm aware of that. Season one only followed book one to a certain extent, but from season two onward "Dexter" (show) hasn't followed the books at all, especially when it comes to Rita, Astor & Cody. More importantly, Cody as a budding sociopath that Dexter is dealing with by teaching him Harry's laws. Cody also has his own Dark Passenger. Astor is somewhat sociopathic herself, but she's more passive and prefers to watch Cody act out by killing a dog, which she then helps him bury.

Oh, an Dexter's brother, Brian Moser is still very much alive in the books.

Well, I think the show is much better than the books.


In some ways, yes, but I think the books have their merits too. Not all of them, but some of them.
 
2012-09-30 09:16:55 PM  

simplicimus: Well, I think the show is much better than the books.


Isn't Dexter possessed by a demon or some shiat in the books?
 
2012-09-30 09:23:28 PM  
I don't care about plotlines, all I care about is finding out if Yvonne Strahovski's character gets naked on the show.
 
2012-09-30 09:23:30 PM  
22 minutes in, and already, this season is better than the entirety of last season.
 
2012-09-30 09:23:33 PM  

Mugato: simplicimus: Well, I think the show is much better than the books.

Isn't Dexter possessed by a demon or some shiat in the books?


Besides the Dark Passenger? I think maybe so.
 
2012-09-30 09:24:37 PM  

Mugato: simplicimus: Well, I think the show is much better than the books.

Isn't Dexter possessed by a demon or some shiat in the books?




In the third novel, "Dexter in the Dark", his Dark Passenger is revealed to be an independent agent inhabiting Dexter, instead of a deviant psychological construction.

Dark Passengers are the offspring of Moloch, a god who has been worshiped since Biblical times.
 
2012-09-30 09:25:02 PM  
Dee Dee does it
 
2012-09-30 09:26:25 PM  
i.imgur.com

Saw this on reddit. Some guy got hired to make cupcakes for the season premier. Red Velvet with whipped vanilla icing, shards of sugar glass and red simple syrup splatter.
 
2012-09-30 09:30:20 PM  
Based on my viewing of the first season, they'll have a whole season's worth of episodes with "clues" and at some point the bad guy will show up and be painfully obvious, but those clues won't add up to why he's the bad guy. And then the last epsiode they'll pull a whole "deus ex machina" and reveal the "surprise" that he's a bad guy with an origin that nothing in the rest of the season would ever have given hint to and you could never, ever have figured it out.

And then you'll never, ever, EVER watch another episode of that feces fest.
 
2012-09-30 09:32:43 PM  
'Whoever did this is gonna pay'...

Yeah --until you catch wind of the serial kiler who is your coworker, I'd be a not-sweating-the-cops murderer sipping Mojitos
 
2012-09-30 09:34:05 PM  

Knobbs: Based on my viewing of the first season, they'll have a whole season's worth of episodes with "clues" and at some point the bad guy will show up and be painfully obvious, but those clues won't add up to why he's the bad guy. And then the last epsiode they'll pull a whole "deus ex machina" and reveal the "surprise" that he's a bad guy with an origin that nothing in the rest of the season would ever have given hint to and you could never, ever have figured it out.

And then you'll never, ever, EVER watch another episode of that feces fest.


Yeah, that's really not how it happened in the first season at all. The fact that the killer was Dexter's brother wasn't revealed until the end but the identity of the killer was revealed much earlier and his ties to being a prosthetic limb guy sort of projected that.
 
2012-09-30 09:35:04 PM  
If the flashback is any indication, Deb will have to be balled up in the corner of her office in the fetal position by the season finale.
 
2012-09-30 09:35:33 PM  
Dexter is one of the most diverse shows on TV. Still, black men don't fare well
 
2012-09-30 09:42:00 PM  
link?
 
2012-09-30 09:43:54 PM  

Mugato: Knobbs: Based on my viewing of the first season, they'll have a whole season's worth of episodes with "clues" and at some point the bad guy will show up and be painfully obvious, but those clues won't add up to why he's the bad guy. And then the last epsiode they'll pull a whole "deus ex machina" and reveal the "surprise" that he's a bad guy with an origin that nothing in the rest of the season would ever have given hint to and you could never, ever have figured it out.

And then you'll never, ever, EVER watch another episode of that feces fest.

Yeah, that's really not how it happened in the first season at all. The fact that the killer was Dexter's brother wasn't revealed until the end but the identity of the killer was revealed much earlier and his ties to being a prosthetic limb guy sort of projected that.


The second he appeared on screen, I turned to my wife and said "that's the bad guy." It was pretty obvious. Still, the whole brother bullshiat was dropped out of nowhere and was some of the laziest writing I've ever seen on TV.
 
2012-09-30 09:46:48 PM  
shallow water slow moving enitity?
 
2012-09-30 09:57:44 PM  
HOLY shiat ON A BLOOD SLIDE!!!!!
 
2012-09-30 09:57:54 PM  
Holy shiat, now she knows for sure.
 
2012-09-30 10:00:31 PM  
Wow, who knew Jennifer Carpenter could act?
 
2012-09-30 10:02:15 PM  
Now the real fun begins, time for Homeland.
 
2012-09-30 10:03:13 PM  
YES! They didn't draw out her finding out. Thank god. I was really starting to worry there.

This is shaping up to be an epic season alla 1,2,4.
 
2012-09-30 10:17:15 PM  
next week is going to be too long :/
 
2012-09-30 10:22:45 PM  
The bad guy is the dude from The Other Guys. Awesome.
 
2012-09-30 10:29:39 PM  
I liked the fake out opening there, with Dexter apparently on the run. Or should I say I would have, had the preview before the episode not given away the fact Deb helped Dexter destroy the evidence with the church fire.

I'm actually rather pumped about this season. Trinity knocked it out of the park and the show has been struggling to find it's footing ever since. I actually really liked the previous two seasons, but can admit they are much weaker than seasons one, two, and four. I think the problem was the overall themes of the seasons... Coping with loss and religion aren't subjects I want to see a self professed sociopath tackle. The best seasons, two and four, both have themes of putting Dexter's damaged psyche at odds with his increasingly more "human" life.

This season, if the previews are to be believed, seems to be drawing back on something from season 2 that I loved. Treating the Dark Passenger as some allegory for addiction. Deb's moving Dex into her place to wean him off killing cold turkey. I look forward to the battle of wills to come from this, and the ways Dex will get around Deb (as we see he does by spiking her brownie with tranquilizer.)

So, yeah, I kinda gushed there. Hopefully in the end this season will have been worth gushing over.
 
2012-09-30 10:30:31 PM  

FuLinHyu: Dee Dee does it


I'm not grandpa.
 
2012-09-30 10:34:18 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.


Luv ya Mapes, but there is nothing in that headline about this being the final season.
 
2012-09-30 10:38:01 PM  

sno man: Bathia_Mapes: No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.

Luv ya Mapes, but there is nothing in that headline about this being the final season.


There was, but I tweaked it slightly before it was greenlit.
 
2012-09-30 10:56:40 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: sno man: Bathia_Mapes: No, Showtime has commissioned season 8, so this isn't the final season.

Luv ya Mapes, but there is nothing in that headline about this being the final season.

There was, but I tweaked it slightly before it was greenlit.


Mr. Hall said he was about done with the character a few days ago, and then said but I'm good for this year's paycheck and next, but I'm then I'm totally done... I lost interest and baled a year early, I missed John Lithgow...
 
2012-09-30 11:02:09 PM  
Homeland is starting off good and the previews for the season look damn awesome.
 
2012-09-30 11:07:43 PM  

Will-Mun: I liked the fake out opening there, with Dexter apparently on the run. Or should I say I would have, had the preview before the episode not given away the fact Deb helped Dexter destroy the evidence with the church fire.


I thought they were doing something similar to the season premier of Breaking Bad this year, as in showing Dexter on the run in the future. Glad it didn't go down that way.

And man, I was disappointed Enver Gjokaj didn't get much screen time, I absolutely loved him in Dollhouse.
 
2012-09-30 11:12:00 PM  

simplicimus: And she doesn't know what Dexter knows, that they have the same father.


Easy thing to get confused about, but not true. Harry Morgan did have an affair with Laura Moser, but he was not Dexter's real father. We know for a fact that Joe Driscoll (the guy Dexter, Rita, Deb, and Brian clear out the house of in season one) was Dexter's biological father; Dexter sent samples of both his and Joe's blood to Masuka and it came back a match as his father.
 
2012-09-30 11:20:32 PM  

Grungehamster: Harry Morgan did have an affair with Laura Moser, but he was not Dexter's real father. We know for a fact that Joe Driscoll (the guy Dexter, Rita, Deb, and Brian clear out the house of in season one) was Dexter's biological father; Dexter sent samples of both his and Joe's blood to Masuka and it came back a match as his father.


Exactly. Joe Driscoll was also Brian's father.
 
2012-09-30 11:33:08 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Grungehamster: Harry Morgan did have an affair with Laura Moser, but he was not Dexter's real father. We know for a fact that Joe Driscoll (the guy Dexter, Rita, Deb, and Brian clear out the house of in season one) was Dexter's biological father; Dexter sent samples of both his and Joe's blood to Masuka and it came back a match as his father.

Exactly. Joe Driscoll was also Brian's father.


I sit corrected.
 
2012-09-30 11:34:14 PM  
How did Dexter pay for his Airplane ticket in CASH in 2012?
 
2012-09-30 11:34:58 PM  
It's been so long since I've read the books but I remember liking the first and second. I think the others (how many are there?) were just fun quick reads but nothing of substance. I think the last one I read Dexter was teaching Cody and Astor about Harry's rules.

It's funny watching the show and how dramatic it is to see Deb finding out about Dexter. I told my husband - yeah I think she finds out on like page 12 of the first book and it's no big shiat. Plus Doakes is still alive and an asshole in a motorized wheelchair (the elevator dialogue was hilarious) and LaGuerta kicked it a long time ago.

Hoping this season is good. I'm with everyone else about seasons 1,2, and 4 being ridiculously great. They could have done so much more with last season since it seemed to somewhat borrow from the books. I just wasn't impressed at all. I guess it's hard to come back from the whole Trinity thing. Watching Homeland tomorrow!
 
2012-09-30 11:36:18 PM  
Damn tonight was just... intense.
 
2012-10-01 12:04:25 AM  
On a higher note, the next book, Dexter's Debut, comes out in the Spring.
 
2012-10-01 12:06:51 AM  
That farkING pissed me off!

Well, it was good, and I was entertained, but ever since the previous season final we have been desperately waiting to see Dee's reaction to Dexter being a serial killer! And now we have to wait another week!
 
2012-10-01 12:25:08 AM  
So what is the deal with Louis Greene? Cancelling Dexter's credit cards seems a little passive aggressive.

Also we know that he was the one that bought that prosthetic arm "evidence" and then mailed it to Dexter so does he know that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher/Ice Truck Killer etc? Has Dexter forgotten about that?

So many questions.
 
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